From URA.org (University Research Association), June 30, 2022: Matthew Portman’s research on the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument was accepted by the URA’s Visiting Scholars Program Review Panel and was awarded funding to work at Fermilab where he worked with Dr. Antonella Palmese, a former Visiting Scholar herself. Portman’s curiosity for gravitational waves and coding knowledge allowed him to merge both physics and computer science while at Fermilab.

The Universities Research Association announces an opportunity through its Visiting Scholars Program for the spring 2022 award cycle. Proposals are now being accepted online. Supported by contributions from URA member universities, the URA Visiting Scholars Award Program provides financial support for faculty and students to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. Proposals for the next cycle are due Monday, Feb. 28. Awards are expected to be announced at the end of March. Individual proposals may be…

Scientist and 2021 URA Early Career Award winner stands at a chalkboard working on equations.

Fermilab’s Pedro Machado has won the 2021 Universities Research Association Early Career Award for his theoretical work on neutrino science that helps experimentalists with novel search strategies and scientific questions worth exploring.

The annual Universities Research Association Thesis Award recognizes outstanding work for a thesis conducted at or in collaboration with Fermilab. Zhang’s winning Ph.D. dissertation included insights into both physics searches and equipment upgrades at the Large Hadron Collider’s CMS detector. Fermilab serves as the U.S. hub for CMS.

Overview Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) makes an award for outstanding work conducted by an early career researcher at Fermilab or benefiting the Fermilab scientific program. The award is presented at the June Fermilab Users Meeting. Awardees receive $10,000 from URA and present their work at the Users Meeting. Eligibility All Ph.D. researchers at Fermilab or URA member institutions who are within six years of their initial appointment to a tenure-track or a Fermilab tenure-track equivalent position* as of the…